Normani Will Perform At The 2019 MTV VMA’s

Normani perform VMA's
Normani | (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

The MTV VMA’s are Aug. 26, 2019. Normani is nominated for Best R&B Video for her song, “Waves.” On Aug. 20, MTV announced Normani will also perform at the awards show. It marks Normani’s first performance as a solo artist.

Normani released her first solo song and music video called ‘Motivation’

Normani was a member of the former girl group, Fifth Harmony. The group formed during a season of The X Factor USA. After finishing in third place on the show, the group debuted in October 2013. The group announced an indefinite hiatus in 2018 so the members could focus on their solo careers.

Since Fifth Harmony’s hiatus, Normani released multiple collaborations. She released her first solo song, “Motivation,” on Aug. 16, 2019. Normani is a former gymnast and the music video for “Motivation” showcased her impressive dance skills and vocals.

Normani will perform ‘Motivation’ at the VMA’s

Even though Normani is nominated for “Waves” at the 2019 MTV VMA’s she will perform “Motivation.” In the official announcement on Twitter, the video showed clips of Normani from the “Motivation” music video and not the “Waves” music video. The announcement also listed Normani as a solo performer, while “Waves” is a duet with 6lack.

MTV also announced Big Sean, A$AP Ferg, H.E.R., and Ozuna make up the new lineup of performers. Missy Elliot, Bad Bunny, Camila Cabello, Fetty Wap, J Balvin, the Jonas Brothers, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, and Taylor Swift are some of the other artists performing at the awards show.

Normani made headlines for her past performances at award shows

Before “Motivation,” Normani released several collaborations. She released duets with Khalid, 6lack, and Sam Smith. Her duet with Khalid, “Love Lies,” was her debut solo single. The song was part of the soundtrack for Love, Simon.

“Love Lies” received nominations for two Billboard Music Awards and won a Teen Choice Award, iHeartRadio Award, BMI Pop Award, and an ASCAP Pop Award.  In 2018, Khalid and Normani performed “Love Lies” at the Billboard Music Awards.

Normani performed with Fifth Harmony at the 2017 MTV VMA’s. Her dancing during the group’s performance went viral on social media and earned praise from other stars in attendance.

Normani’s fans can’t wait to watch the MTV VMA’s now

While the MTV VMA’s decreased in viewership over the past couple years, Normani’s upcoming performance grabbed attention.

“Motivation is projected to debut at #46 on the Billboard Hot 100, in under a week, the video has reached 20 million views and 1 million likes on Youtube, and Normani’s #VMAs performance on Monday is gonna go down in history as one of the best!!,” wrote a fan on Twitter.

“Normani’s vmas performance will be her best performance ever. Yes it will probably even be better than the BBMA’s performance in 2018,” wrote another.

“normani is performing at the vmas so ig i have to watch it now,” wrote a fan.

It seems Normani will bring in a large number of viewers for the MTV VMA’s. While some fans planned not to watch, they will now tune in to watch Normani’s performance.